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    penguins4peace, Greenfinches

    the Scalia approach. He does not believe it "evolves" at all. He believes it meant today only what the framers of a particular provision intended it to mean when that provision was adopted.

    As I wrote below, this theory does not always work. Nor does he always apply it. The 2nd Amendment was created with muskets and militias in mind, but Scalia was fine with finding an individual right to handguns.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:40:19 AM PDT

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